Ranbir Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Ranbir Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Ranbir Kapoor (born September 28, 1982) is an Indian actor best known for his work in Hindi-language films. He is one of Hindi cinema's highest-paid actors and has appeared on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. Kapoor has won several awards, including six Filmfare Awards.

Kapoor studied filmmaking and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively, as the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. After assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the film Black (2005), he made his acting debut in Bhansali's tragic romance Saawariya (2007), which was both a critical and commercial failure. He rose to prominence with the 2009 comedies Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, as well as the political drama Raajneeti (2010).

Kapoor's roles in Rockstar (2011) as a troubled musician and Barfi! as a cheerful deaf-and-mute man. (2012) earned him two Filmfare Awards for Best Actor in a row. A leading role in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), opposite Deepika Padukone, cemented his stardom. This was followed by a string of commercial flops, with the exceptions of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) and Sanju (2018). The latter became his highest-grossing release, and his performance as Sanjay Dutt in it earned him yet another Filmfare Award. Following a brief hiatus, he appeared in the box office hit Brahmstra: Part One - Shiva (2022) and the romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (2023).

In addition to his acting career, Kapoor is an advocate for various charities and causes. He is also a co-owner of the Mumbai City FC football team in the Indian Super League, and he is married to actress Alia Bhatt, with whom he has a daughter.

Background and early life

See also: the Kapoors

Ranbir Raj Kapoor was born on September 28, 1982 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India to Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. He is Prithviraj Kapoor's great-grandson and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. Riddhima (born 1980) is his elder sister and an interior and fashion designer. His uncle is actor Randhir Kapoor, and his first cousins are actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Kapoor is of Punjabi origin, having been born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother. He was educated at the Bombay Scottish School. He had little interest in academics as a student and would rank low among his peers. He has stated, however, that he performed better in sports, particularly football.

"Sometimes the fights would get really bad, and I would be sitting on the steps, my head between my knees, until five or six in the morning, waiting for them to stop," Kapoor has said of his parents' troubled marriage. These experiences resulted in a "reservoir of emotions building up inside," which compelled him to pursue a career in film. Kapoor was close to his mother as a child, but had a strained relationship with his father. After finishing his tenth grade exams, he worked as an assistant director to his father on the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999), during which he grew closer to him.

Following the completion of his pre-university education at the H.R. Kapoor attended the College of Commerce and Economics before moving to New York City to study filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts and method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Kapoor directed and starred in two short films in film school, Passion to Love and India 1964. The loneliness of living alone in New York City, combined with his "useless" experience in film school, inspired him to pursue a career in Bollywood. When he returned to Mumbai, he was hired as an assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2005 film Black. "I was getting beaten up, abused, doing everything from cleaning the floor to fixing the lights from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m., but I was learning every day," he said later, adding that his motivation for working on Black was to get Bhansali to offer him an acting job.


Also see Ranbir Kapoor's filmography.

Early success and work (2007–2010)

In 2007, Kapoor attended an event for his debut film Saawariya with Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, and Salman Khan.

Following the release of Black, Bhansali cast Kapoor, along with Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji, as the protagonist of his 2007 tragic romance Saawariya. He plays a tramp who falls obsessively in love with a woman who is awaiting the return of her lover in the film. In an interview with the news and entertainment website Rediff.com, Kapoor explained that his character was inspired by his grandfather's iconic roles as a tramp. Saawariya was a highly anticipated release that was produced by a Hollywood studio (Sony Pictures Entertainment). However, film critics were unimpressed with the film, with BBC's Jaspreet Pandohar calling it a "massive misfire." CNN-Rajeev IBN's Masand called it "contrived and fake," but he was impressed by Kapoor's "affable charm" and wrote that "he's got that star quality to him which is so rare to find." Saawariya failed to make money at the box office. Kapoor, on the other hand, received a Best Male Debut award at the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony.
Despite the commercial failure of Saawariya, Yash Raj Films hired Kapoor for a lead role in the Siddharth Anand-directed romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). The film was his first commercial success, and he played a womanizer who is romantically involved with three women at different stages of his life, played by Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, and Deepika Padukone. The New York Times' Rachel Saltz had mixed feelings about his performance, but predicted that his "puppy-dog sweetness" would "serve him well as a Bollywood leading man."

Kapoor had three film releases in 2009. In Ayan Mukerji's Wake Up Sid, a coming-of-age film from Dharma Productions, Kapoor played Siddharth "Sid" Mehra, a rich, lazy teenager whose life changes after meeting an ambitious journalist (played by Konkana Sen Sharma). When Mukerji told him about the film's untitled script, Kapoor came up with the title himself. The film's financial prospects were questioned by the media because it depicted a romantic relationship between a younger man and an older woman. It eventually became a sleeper hit and received critical acclaim. According to Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama, Kapoor's performance in the film proved that he was "amongst the best in the business today."

Kapoor next appeared in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, a slapstick comedy directed by Rajkumar Santoshi that became the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2009. Gaurav Malani, a film critic, praised Kapoor's sense of humour but criticized his "over-excited husky baritone." Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, a drama directed by Shimit Amin about a sardar who aspires to be a salesman, was his final release that year. Mayank Shekhar, a film critic, praised the film and called Kapoor's performance "astonishingly sincere," but the film did poorly at the box office. Later, Kapoor expressed his dissatisfaction with the film's commercial failure. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor at the 55th Filmfare Awards for his performances in all three of his 2009 releases, and he also received two Best Actor nominations for Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.

Raajneeti, Prakash Jha's big-budget ensemble political drama, was Kapoor's first release of 2010. The film was inspired by the Indian epic Mahabharata and Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, and starred Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Katrina Kaif, and Sarah Thompson in prominent roles. Samar Pratap (based on Arjuna and Michael Corleone characters) is the youngest heir of an Indian political dynasty who is reluctantly drawn to politics after his father's assassination. Kapoor described it as his first complex role, and he saw it as a departure from his previous "lover boy roles." "The film finally belongs to Ranbir Kapoor who perfects the art of minimalism—and literally grows before your eyes—as the simmering volcano that cannot be held back once it erupts," wrote Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India. Robert Abele of the Los Angeles Times, on the other hand, was more critical of his performance, calling it "stony rather than calculating—especially jarring compared to the histrionic turns around him." Indian trade journalists were skeptical that the film would recoup its $600 million (US$7.5 million) investment. The film, on the other hand, was a huge commercial success, grossing over $1.43 billion (US$18 million) worldwide. For the film, Kapoor received his third Best Actor nomination from Filmfare.

Later that year, Kapoor worked with Priyanka Chopra on Anand's Anjaana Anjaani, a comedy-drama about two strangers who make a New Year's Eve suicide vow. The film was a moderate financial success, but it received little critical acclaim. According to Rajeev Masand, Kapoor "struggles with a poorly defined role," and Anupama Chopra of NDTV concluded, "Ranbir tries hard to salvage the film, dropping his shirt several times, but even his lovingly shot chest can't save the film."

acclaim from the critics (2011–2013)

Following an item number in the children's film Chillar Party (2011), Kapoor played Janardhan "Jordan" Jakhar in Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar (2011), a drama that follows the rise of an aspiring musician from humble beginnings to international stardom. In order to prepare for the role, Kapoor lived with a Jat family in Pitam Pura and studied their demeanor. He also learned to play the guitar and practiced a lot at A.R. Music studio of Rahman (the film's composer). Kapoor performed at a live concert in Mumbai as part of the film's promotional activity. Film critics were divided about the film, but unanimous in their praise for Kapoor; Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis was particularly impressed with the film, calling Kapoor's portrayal one of "Hindi cinema's most accomplished performances by a lead actor." He received Best Actor and Best Actor (Critics) trophies for the role at the 57th Filmfare Awards ceremony, as well as Best Actor awards from Screen and IIFA. Rockstar was one of the year's highest-grossing Hindi films, grossing $1.07 billion (US$13 million).

Barfi!, a romantic comedy released in 2012. was Kapoor's first release to gross more than one billion rupees (US$13 million) at the domestic box office. The film, directed by Anurag Basu, is set in the 1970s and tells the story of its titular protagonist, a deaf and mute man (Kapoor) who falls in love with a woman who is already engaged (Ileana D'Cruz), and later, an autistic girl (Priyanka Chopra). He studied the work of actors Roberto Benigni, Charlie Chaplin, and his grandfather in preparation. Barfi! The film received critical acclaim, and the performances of the three lead actors were praised. Variety's Ronnie Scheib praised him for successfully channeling Chaplin's "tone and affect," and Rediff.com's Raja Sen wrote, "he does very strongly indeed with this Chaplin-tribute role, bestowing his character with heart every step of the way." The film was selected as India's official submission for the 85th Academy Awards and screened at the Marrakech and Busan International Film Festivals. Kapoor won Best Actor for the second time in a row at the Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA Awards ceremonies.

In 2013, he reunited with director Ayan Mukerji for the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which also starred Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, and Aditya Roy Kapoor. He played Kabir "Bunny" Thapar, a commitment-phobic photographer who Kapoor saw as an extension of himself. His pairing with Padukone, following their highly publicized break-up, created buzz around the film's release. With earnings of 2.95 billion (US$37 million), the film became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, proving to be his third consecutive commercial success in three years and earning him another Best Actor nomination at Filmfare. The film was "riddled with clichés," but critics praised both Kapoor and Padukone, with Daily News and Analysis' Tushar Joshi calling their on-screen chemistry "unrivaled." His second 2013 release was the action-comedy film Besharam, in which he co-starred with Pallavi Sharda and his parents as a petty thief. The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews and was deemed a failure; Sudhish Kamath of The Hindu referred to it as "Kapoor's hall of shame."

Commercial difficulties and Sanju (2014–2018)

After a year away from the big screen, Kapoor returned as a mysterious thief in Roy (2015), a romantic thriller described by critic Sarita Tanwar as "boring, exhausting, and pretentious." The series of financial setbacks continued with his next release, the Anurag Kashyap-directed crime drama Bombay Velvet, based on the book Mumbai Fables by historian Gyan Prakash, which also starred Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar. Kapoor played an ambitious boxer in the 1960s who is drawn to a life of crime; his tapori diction was inspired by Johnny Walker's character in Mr. & Mrs. '55. (1955). The film opened to meager box-office collections and mixed reviews from critics despite being made on a 1.2 billion (US$15 million) budget. According to Ritika Bhatia of Business Standard, Kapoor's role is a departure from his previous roles, as he "tests the waters with methodical sincerity but his portrayal lacks depth on occasion." Bombay Velvet was eventually shown at the film festivals in Locarno and Bucheon.

Kapoor then reunited with Deepika Padukone in Imtiaz Ali's romantic drama Tamasha (2015). He played Ved Sahni, a man who aspires to be an artist but settles for a life of monotony as an engineer. The film failed commercially yet again and received mixed reviews from critics. The Hollywood Reporter's Lisa Tsering wrote, "Kapoor is beautifully cast, his trademark mix of assertive theatricality and subtle emotion well suited to the role of a man who appears to have it all under control, until he doesn't" (2016). The romantic drama, co-starring Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai, is about unrequited love and was one of the year's highest-grossing Bollywood films. Variety's Joe Leydon thought that Kapoor "often errs on the side of annoying while trying to balance vulnerability and self-centeredness." Both Tamasha and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil earned Kapoor nominations for Best Actor at Filmfare.

In collaboration with director Anurag Basu, Kapoor founded Picture Shuru Productions, the first release of which was the musical comedy-mystery film Jagga Jasoos (2017), about a gifted teenager's search for his missing stepfather. The film's production was beset by setbacks—principal photography began in 2014, but the release date was pushed back several times due to script changes, multiple reshoots, and rumors of animosity between Kapoor and co-star Katrina Kaif (the couple had broken-up before they finished filming). Firstpost's Anna M. M. Vetticad called the film "a laudable experiment that zigzags off course," and while she praised Kapoor's dedication to the role, she criticized the decision to cast him as a teenage schoolboy. It did not perform well commercially, leading Kapoor to regret his production venture.

Kapoor portrayed actor Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic Sanju in 2018. It focuses on Dutt's strained relationship with his father, his drug addiction, and his arrest for illegal firearms possession. Kapoor wanted to avoid a hagiographic narrative and did not want to imitate Dutt's demeanor. He interacted extensively with Dutt and spent a month physically transforming himself before filming each stage of the actor's life. NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee wrote that, despite some dramatic liberties, the film successfully portrayed Dutt's complexity, and that Kapoor "pulls out the stops in astonishingly effective ways, subsuming his personality into that of the protagonist." Uday Bhatia of Mint was more critical of Kapoor's "imitation (astonishing at times) takes over the performance," writing that Kapoor's "imitation (astonishing at times) takes over the performance." The box office success of Sanju re-established Kapoor's stardom. With over 5.79 billion rupees (US$73 million), it became one of Indian cinema's biggest earners and Kapoor's highest-grossing release. He was named Best Actor again by Filmfare.

Hiatus and return (2019–present)

Following Sanju, Kapoor's next film appearance was four years later, in 2022, in Shamshera and Brahmstra: Part One - Shiva. He blamed his absence on the COVID-19 pandemic, his father's death, and the lengthy production times of these two big-budget films. He played a dual role in Karan Malhotra's Shamshera, a period action film set in the 1800s. The film received negative reviews, with Saibal Chatterjee writing, "the actor should read his scripts with a more critical eye before buying into them; he owes it to his talent." It was yet another box office flop for Kapoor. He then co-starred with Alia Bhatt in Ayan Mukerji's fantasy film Brahmstra: Part One - Shiva, the first installment of a planned trilogy that took five years to film. The film is one of the most expensive Indian films, with a production and marketing budget of around 4 billion rupees (US$50 million). His performance and chemistry with Bhatt were panned by TheWrap's Simon Abrams, but Deccan Herald's Vivek M. V. called him "excellent as vulnerable orphan." It grossed 4.31 billion rupees (US$54 million), making it the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022.

Tushar Joshi of India Today noted that Kapoor's return to the romantic comedy genre with Shraddha Kapoor in Luv Ranjan's Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (2023) was a welcome one. It became a moderate commercial success. Kapoor's next film will be Sandeep Reddy Vanga's crime drama Animal, which he describes as "way out of my comfort zone."

Private life

Kapoor has been open about his personal life, stating that his parents' marriage taught him the complexities of a relationship. When his first serious relationship ended when he was in seventh grade, he suffered from depression. In 2008, Kapoor began dating his co-star Deepika Padukone while filming Bachna Ae Haseeno. In India, the relationship received extensive media coverage, and they speculated on an impending engagement. The couple, however, divorced a year later. Kapoor maintained that the split was amicable, despite the fact that the media widely reported that the split was caused by Kapoor's infidelity. "Yes, I have," Kapoor later admitted, "out of immaturity, inexperience, taking advantage of certain temptations, callousness." Later in 2015, Kapoor stated that they both had resolved the conflict and had moved on with their lives. He has been reluctant to discuss his personal life in public since the divorce.

Rumours of an affair with Katrina Kaif first surfaced in 2009, during the filming of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Stardust published a series of paparazzi photographs of Kapoor and Kaif on a beach in Spain in August 2013. Although Kapoor initially refused to discuss the relationship, he finally admitted it in 2015: "Both of us are sure about our relationship and if we don't open about it now, it would be showing disrespect to the relationship." They split up in February 2016. He's also admitted to being addicted to smoking and drinking.

In 2018, he began dating Alia Bhatt, his Brahmastra co-star (2022). He married her in a private ceremony in their Mumbai home on 14 April 2022. Raha Kapoor, Bhatt's daughter, was born in November 2022.

Work done away from the camera

In addition to acting, Kapoor enjoys football and donates to charities and organizations. He serves as vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football team that raises funds for charity. He played the game in March 2013 to raise funds for the Magic Funds Organisation, an NGO that helps underprivileged children. In 2014, Kapoor and chartered accountant Bimal Parekh acquired ownership rights to Mumbai City FC, a football team in the Indian Super League based in Mumbai. That same year, Kapoor announced his involvement with the digital music company Saavn as a content and programming adviser. He appeared in the documentary series Girls with Goals in 2016 to raise awareness and funds for YUWA, an all-girls football team in the state of Jharkhand.

Kapoor is a supporter of girl child empowerment and a goodwill ambassador for Shabana Azmi's Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO that works to empower women. He supports environmental charities and gave money to the Community Water Initiative, a PepsiCo-owned charitable organization, in 2011. In 2012, he co-starred with other celebrities in a short film directed by Zoya Akhtar to raise awareness about breast cancer. He is the campaign ambassador for NDTV's Marks for Sports, a nationwide fitness and health initiative in India. In 2013, he took part in an eBay auction in which the highest bidder got to interact with him; the proceeds went to Save the Children, a non-profit organization that raised funds for flood-affected households in Uttarakhand. That same year, he appeared alongside other celebrities in a National Film Development Corporation of India commercial to raise awareness about children's education. In December 2014, he participated in another eBay auction, this time selling the phiran he wore in Rockstar (2011), with the proceeds benefiting the flood-ravaged states of Kashmir and Assam. He had also led a fundraising campaign for the victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. In 2015, he gave the Mumbai Traffic Police 2,000 raincoats as a thank you for their assistance during the year's heavy monsoon. In 2018, he worked with Aamir Khan's Paani Foundation to assist local farmers and villagers affected by drought in Maharashtra.

In the news

Born into a family of popular actors, Kapoor was thrust into the public eye at a young age; the Hindustan Times stated that "he was always a star kid from whom everyone had great expectations." Despite the failure of his first film (Saawariya), IANS reported that he "rose like a meteor on the film firmament by giving compelling performances in films like Raajneeti, Rockstar, and Barfi!" Discussing Kapoor's commercial viability, Apoorva Mehta, the COO of Dharma Productions, stated in 2013, "In a short career span of ten films, Ranbir Kapoor has achieved a tremendous jump in Following the success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, however, each of Kapoor's subsequent releases underperformed at the box office. This prompted trade journalists to criticize his film choices, claiming that his preference for experimental projects harmed his commercial appeal.

He is one of the most well-known and well-known celebrities in the United States. In 2012 and 2013, Forbes named him to India's Celebrity 100, a list based on the income and popularity of the country's celebrities. For the next two years, he was ranked 11th, with estimated annual earnings of 93.25 crore (US$12 million) and 85 crore (US$11 million), respectively, making him one of the country's highest-paid actors. He was frequently included in Rediff.com's annual list of "Bollywood's Best Actors," ranking second in 2009, first in 2011, third in 2012, and sixth in 2015.

The media has dubbed him one of the most attractive Indian celebrities. From 2010 to 2015, he appeared on The Times of India's list of the "Most Desirable Man," ranking among the top ten each year. People magazine named him the "Sexiest Man Alive" in India in 2009, and Filmfare named him the "Most Stylish Young Actor" in 2013. In 2013, he was also named as one of the Limca Book of Records' "People of the Year." In a poll conducted by the magazine Eastern Eye in 2010, he was voted the "Sexiest Asian Man." From 2011 to 2014, Kapoor remained in the top ten of the list. He is also a celebrity brand and service endorser for Pepsi, Panasonic, Renault India, Lenovo, and the Spanish football club FC Barcelona.

Nominations and awards

Main article: Ranbir Kapoor's list of awards and nominations

Kapoor has won six Filmfare Awards, including Best Male Debut for Saawariya (2007), Critics Award for Best Actor for Wake Up Sid (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009) (all three films), and Rockstar (2011), and Best Actor awards for Rockstar, Barfi! (2012), as well as Sanju (2018).

Full NameRanbir Raj Kapoor
Nickname(s)• Daboo
• Ganglu
Profession(s)• Actor
• Producer
• Businessman
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 September 1982
Age (as of 2022)40 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureRanbir Kapoor Signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolBombay Scottish School, Mumbai
College/Institutes• H. R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
• School of Visual Arts, New York
• Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York
Educational QualificationA course in filmmaking
DebutFilm (Actor): Saawariya (2007)
Film (Producer): Jagga Jasoos (2017)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressPali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai (56 KrishnaRaj, Pali Hill, Bandra [W], Mumbai – 400050)
HobbiesPlaying Football, Travelling and Watching Movies
Likes/DislikesLikes: Spending Time With Family, Friends, and Dogs, Watching Movies, Playing on Xbox and Playstation, Playing Football, Randomly Staring at the Ceiling
Dislikes: Tendli, Rudeness and Negging Others
Awards/HonoursFilmfare Awards
2008: Best Male Debut for Saawariya
2010: Best Actor (Critics) for Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
2012: Best Actor for Rockstar, Best Actor (Critics) for Rockstar
2013: Best Actor for Barfi!

Other Awards
2007: Sabsey Favourite Naya Hero for Saawariya at Star's Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards
2013: Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Barfi!

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
Tattoo(s)On His Wrist: Written "Awara" in hindi (temporary tattoo inked only for Bollywood film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013)
Right Palm: A Cross symbol
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date14 April 2022
Marriage PlaceVastu Building in Mumbai
Wife/SpouseAlia Bhatt
ChildrenOn 6 November 2022, his wife, Alia Bhatt, gave birth to their first child, a baby girl. [1]India Today Later, Alia Bhatt announced that they have named her Raha; the name was chosen by Neetu Singh. [2]NDTV
ParentsFather- Rishi Kapoor (Actor)
Neetu Singh (Actress)
GrandparentsGrandfather- Raj Kapoor
Krishna Kapoor
Uncle and AuntPaternal Uncle- Randhir Kapoor
Paternal Aunt-
Babita Shivdasani
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
Cousin(s)Cousin Sisters- Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor
FoodItalian, Chinese, Home made Food especially Bhindi, Jungli Mutton, Paya
Dessert(s)Mishti Doi, Creme Brulee and Gulab Jamun
Fruit(s)Mosambi, Bananas, Water-Melon
Restaurant(s)Gajalee, Ling’s Pavillion
Actor(s)Bollywood: Rishi Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna
Hollywood: Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino
ActressesBollywood: Kajol, Madhuri Dixit
Hollywood: Jennifer Connelly, Natalie Portman
Film(s)Bollywood: 'Shree 420'
Hollywood: 'Life is Beautiful'
Song(s)Kisiki Muskurahaton Pe Ho Nisaar (Anari), ‘The Boxer’ by Simon and Garfunkel, Channa Mereya
SingerA. R. Rahman
TV ShowTravel and Living
Colour(s)Red, White & Black
BookHeavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross
CartoonTom and Jerry
FootballerLionel Messi
Football TeamBarcelona
Destination(s)New York, USA, Venice, Puglia in Italy
SoapLa Prairie
Director(s)Anurag Basu, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi A8, Audi R8, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz G63
Bike CollectionHarley Davidson
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$2.68 million (INR 20 crore/film)
Net Worth (approx.)$39 million (INR 307 crore)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ranbir Kapoor

  • Does Ranbir Kapoor smoke?: Yes
  • Does Ranbir Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Ranbir is the fourth generation of the highly prestigious and first family of Bollywood- Kapoor family.
  • Ranbir got his name from his grandfather, Raj Kapoor, as his real name was Ranbir Raj Kapoor.
  • Since his childhood, he was good at playing football and had also performed at the district level.
  • He considers football as his favourite stress-buster and is the co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.
  • He was very much naughty in his childhood; as he used to break toys to explore what’s inside them. Even afterward, he once pushed the Fire Alarm in New York to check by which time the guards appear.
  • In class 7, he had his first girlfriend.
  • He was the first from his Kapoor group to pass Class 10 and finish College.
  • In his teens, he had a huge crush on Imran Khan‘s wife, Avantika Malik.
  • Before the start of his acting career, he assisted Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the movies- Aa Ab Laut Chalen and Black.
  • During the 9/11 attack in New York in 2001, he was on the street near the World Trade Center.
  • During the shoot of his debut film Saawariya, around 100 people saw him naked in his towel dance song, which was Jab Se Tere Naina.
  • With his first earnings, he bought a Hublot watch.
  • His mother is a health freak and takes care of Ranbir’s health by giving him healthy vegetable juices every morning.
  • Ranbir has an inch long cut on his right cheek; as he was rushing to the bathroom in his childhood days and fell down on the pot.
  • Besides acting, he is a trained Jazz and Ballet dancer. He has also undergone horse riding classes
  • He took two years training for Tabla and also learned to play the guitar for his movie Rockstar.
  • During his shoot for Wake-Up Sid, he tried around 65-70 boxers for the introducing shot, and all the boxers he has worn in the film were his personal boxers.
  • It was revealed in some TV show that whenever Ranbir wants to look healthy for some award show or a ramp walk, he wears two to three T-Shirts under his attire and even sometimes wears the double number of jeans.
  • Ranbir was the first choice for the role of Bittoo Sharma in the movie Band Baja Baarat, but he wasn’t able to get that. Later, he regretted not being the part of the film at Koffee With Karan.
  • He was approached for the second lead in Star Wars, but he refused.
  • In an interview with Arnab Goswami, he told that his biggest inspiration is his grandfather, not his father, although he is a big fan of his father’s work and has watched all of his movies.
  • Apart from earning a handsome amount of money from his films, he still takes his pocket money of ₹1500/week from his mother.
  • Ranbir suffers from Nasal Deviated Septum due to which he speaks and eats really fast.
  • He has often tried to quit smoking, but he couldn’t. He admitted in an interview that he lacks the willpower to quit smoking.
  • He is very much Brand conscious and prefers wearing Prada slippers at home.
  • For his song “Naadan Parinde” in the film- Rockstar in 2011, he tried nearly 2 dozen wigs.
  • On his 30th birthday, Sanjay Dutt gifted him a red Harley Davidson motorcycle.
  • He has a Mumma’s Boy personality, as he is very close to her mother and according to some online sources, her mother used to cut his nails off.
  • Ranbir is a coffee buff and drinks 2 cups of Espresso after waking up. Moreover, he carries his Espresso machine with him on his shoots.
  • He has a habit of adding up the digits on the number plate of every vehicle that he sees on the road, while he is driving.
  • Despite having a happy go lucky personality, he is a very emotional person as in an interview, he stated that he cries very often.
  • He has not seen any of his mother’s movie because he told that he feels shy about watching it, as he avoids if someone would comment on his mother’s work.
  • He is not so active on social media handles like Twitter, Facebook.
  • Ranbir is addicted to Candy Crush that whenever he finds some leisure time, he loves playing it.
  • In 2018, he was seen in “Sanju”, an Indian biographical drama film based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, and Ranbir has portrayed Sanjay Dutt in the film.
  • “Sanju” became Ranbir’s first film to reach the ₹200 crore mark.
  • His great-grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor was a cousin of Surinder Kapoor (Anil Kapoor‘s father).

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